Stretford in 6 point raid at Crime Lake

Daisy Nook is a country park in Failsworth. The park runs through the Medlock Valley in an area once called Waterhouses. Waterhouses was once of three “houses” in the Failsworth area, the other two being Mill Houses and Woodhouses.

 “Daisy Nook” was actually a fictional place created by Benjamin Brierley in his poem “A Day Out” which was written in nearby Waterhouse; however, the name stuck for the country park located on the southern edge of Failsworth.

Within Daisy Nook likes Crime Lake. It was formed in 1795 as  result of the blockage of a canal culvert which spilled into the Crime Valley.  

Centuries later it was Crime Lake providing inspiration for Stretford as they raided Woodhouses in a sting operation. 6 points were taken away and it was the opposition left in floods of tears.

Woodhouses won the toss but failed to take advantage of a hard batting track in patchy sunshine with Stretford’s key all-rounder Ryan Williams missing with injury.

Evans and the exceptional Coulson (4/17) shackled the Woodhouses openers with tight spells which were backed up by Marshall (3/17) and Saynor (2/12). Spender provided resistance with a patient 38 and McGarry (22) entertained briefly but could not get the home side out of jail and were all out for 94.

Adam Prescott (49) was in imperious form backing up his knock of 94 a week earlier and Munir Khan (31*) ensured justice took place as Stretford recorded a comfortable 6 wicket win.

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